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Onwards to World Youth Day 2011: The themes of the International World Youth Days

11 dicembre 2010

On December 20, 1985, Pope John Paul II announced the institution of World Youth Day. It is an annual event that is alternately held at the diocesan and at international levels.

Here are the themes of the international World Youth Days:

1986, Rome (Italy): “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.” (1Pt 3:15)

1987, Buenos Aires (Argentina): “We know and believe the love God has for us.” (1Jn 4:16)

1989, Santiago de Compostela (Spain): “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (Jn 14:6)

1991, Czestochowa (Poland): “You have received the spirit of sonship.” (Rm 8:15)

1993, Denver (USA) “I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (Jn 10:10)

1995, Manila (Philippines) “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (Jn 20:21)

1997, Paris (France) “‘Master, where are you staying?’  ‘Come and see.’” (Jn 1:38-39)

2000, Rome (Italy) “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (Jn 1:14)

2002, Toronto (Canada) “You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world.” (Mt 5:13-14)

2005, Cologne (Germany) “We have come to worship him.” (Mt 2:2)

2008, Sydney (Australia) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.” (Acts 1:8)

2011, Madrid (Spain) “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.” (Col 2:7)

Here is a powerpoint presentation of the themes, logo, dates and places of the international World Youth Days: The Journey of the World Youth Day (until 2011)

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